Andrea Nair: Connect-Four Parenting

Mar
27
2016

A to Z of Taming Tantrums: O is for "Oh S@#%" Parenting Moments

This episode covers an important topic: what to do when our child's tantrums bring out the worst in us.

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Welcome back to our A to Z of Taming Tantrums video series. This week’s letter is the letter O, and O is for Oh $A#!. Firstly, let me apologize for using the s--- word, and please be forewarned that I say the word in the video so don’t watch this one around your children.

When our team talked about the best O word, we decided that the feeling when we respond to our child’s tantrums in a way we really regret was important to discuss. We agreed that many parents would connect with calling it an Oh s--- parenting moment and decided to roll with it.

You know those moments (I have them, too) when our child is experiencing intense emotions and we react in a way that we wish we could go back in time to change? In this week’s video, I talk about what to do after we have a moment like this. Please click on the link below to watch it:

It is important to acknowledge that a regrettable moment has happened and take action to repair the relationship with our child and consider what can be done differently in the future.

I did write a full post about this topic, which has been one of my most-shared posts to date, so please do click here to read that if you’d like more information.

I also invite you over to my Facebook page to learn more about positive parenting.

We're so excited to share with you the A to Z of Taming Tantrums video series! 

Each week we'll share the next letter of the alphabet and Andrea will discuss how it relates to reducing tantrums - and improve our experience as parents! You can view each video here as they are added each Friday.